So, a couple of weeks ago, I put my work-in-progress story, Mind the Shadows, back on this here blog site. Since its “re-release”, I have gotten some feedback from a couple of fellow bloggers/writers. It was good feedback, too. I appreciate it… a lot.
One of my reviewers asked about my desire to continue the story. My response is, “Most likely.” I think I would like to continue the story. I’m just not sure about where to go from where I’m at with it.
I have had a habit of getting an idea – a not fully developed idea – that motivates me to get it on “paper”. The problem, though, is the “not fully developed” part. I get to a point, and I’m just not sure where to go next. So, I let myself get distracted, or I get another idea… another not fully developed idea.
Do you see where this is going? Yeah…
So, what to do with Mind the Shadows?
I guess the first next step is this post. That title should explain itself a little. I am going to start posting in a similar fashion as my Game Night posts. I’ll just change the name (to protect the innocent?) for clarity. Let’s consider Story Time born… maybe.
I’ll give it a try. I’ll start “talking” about my thought processes and situations with storytelling and story writing. Maybe what I put in these posts will help someone. Maybe I’ll get some good insight from some of you.
Mind the Shadows
If you’ve read what I have out here, thank you. It means a great deal to me that you are willing to take the time to read what I’ve written.
If you have done your reading 😉, then you have met Marek and Jammer. In their world Magick is starting to manifest. Marek is one of the first to “awaken” and be able to access and use Magick. The story begins with this discovery along with another major event in his life.
Jammer, Marek’s best friend, is not even close to the type of person to have access to Magick, much less even consider it part of reality as he knows it. But Marek has a major surprise for him, and the story explains how Jammer learns about Marek’s gift(?) and how he deals with it.
The next part of the story is where the end of this work-in-progress kind of stops. Marek needs to learn more about this newfound ability. He also discovers that someone is out there that has some kind of interest in him or his new ability with Magick. That is how Jammer gets involved. This interested person hacks Marek’s Net browsing equipment, and Jammer, a quite gifted techie, is asked to help find out who hacked Marek’s Netbox.
Obviously, I want to take this mystery and build on it. Government conspiracy? Secret organization trying to study awakenings? I’m not sure.
Where else will it go? Where should it go?
What I have so far is not overly original, either. If you are familiar with the Shadowrun roleplaying game, then you’ll immediately recognize the type of setting and general theme of my story.
So whadda y’all think?
As always, if you like what you’ve read here, let me know by clicking that like button. It’s very much appreciated. If you have a thought, comment, or question, by all means drop, me a line. I love getting feedback. A dialogue is always better than a monologue.
Type to you later…